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Liver Transplant My Story
|Author||: Bernice Berger Miller|
|Total Pages||: 109|
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A person without a functioning liver will die. Until a mere 30 years ago, there was no solution for millions suffering from many forms of liver disease, one of which is Hepatitis C, The Silent Killer. The Solution? Transplantation. LIVER TRANSPLANT: MY STORY describes my experience from the first moment of realization that my liver was diseased through to the pre-transplant, actual transplant, and post-transplant periods. It makes clear what the body is going through and what it will go through. All medical descriptions are defined in layman's terms and made completely understandable. It answers many questions such as, "What does the liver do?" This book is written for all those patients who are transplant candidates. It attempts to allay the anxiety they may have as they approach unknown territory. It makes the unknown known, thereby removing the mystery of the impending experience. It also speaks loudly of the inherent value of believing that all will be well. It assures the patient that the miracle of transplantation transforms what had been a death sentence into a gift of life. And here I am, writing all about it.
Banking on Milk
|Author||: Tanya Cassidy|
|Total Pages||: 156|
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Banking on Milk takes the reader on a journey through the everyday life of donor human milk banking across the United Kingdom (UK) and beyond, asking questions such as the following: Why do people decide to donate? How do parents of recipients hear about human milk? How does milk donation impact on lifestyle choices? Chapters record the practical everyday reality of work in a milk bank by drawing on extensive ethnographic observations and sensitive interview data from donors, mothers of recipients and the staff of four different milk banks from across the UK, and visits to milk banks across Europe and North America. It discusses the ongoing pressures to do with supply, demand and distribution. An empirically informed "ethnography of the contemporary", where both biosociality and biopower abound, this book includes an exploration of how milk banks evolved from registering wet nurses with hospitals, showing how a regulatory culture of medical authority began to quantify and organize human milk as a commodity. This book is a valuable read for all those with an interest in breastfeeding or organ and tissue donation from a range of fields, including midwifery, sociology, anthropology, geography, cultural studies and public health.
|Author||: Christina Baldwin|
|Publsiher||: New World Library|
|Total Pages||: 261|
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"Story is the heart of language. Story moves us to love and hate and can motivate us to change the whole course of our lives. Story can lift us beyond our individual borders to imagine the realities of other people, times, and places. Storytelling - both oral tradition and written word - is the foundation of being human. In this powerful book, Christina Baldwin, one of the visionaries who started the personal writing movement, explores the vital necessity of re-creating a sacred common ground for each other's stories. Each chapter in Storycatcher is carried by a fascinating narrative - about people, family, or community - intertwined with practical instruction about the nature of story, how it works, and how we can practice it in our lives. Whether exploring the personal stories revealed in our private journals, the stories of family legacy, the underlying stories that drive our organizations, or the stories that define our personal identity, Christina's book encourages us all to become storycatchers - and shows us how new stories lay the framework for a new world."--Publisher.
The Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents
|Author||: Steven R. Smith|
|Total Pages||: 647|
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This book highlights assessment techniques, issues, and procedures that appeal to practicing clinicians. Rather than a comprehensive Handbook of various tests and measures, The Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents is a practitioner-friendly text that provides guidance for test selection, interpretation, and application. With topics ranging from personality assessment to behavioral assessment to the assessment of depression and thought disorder, the leaders in the field of child and adolescent measurement outline selection and interpretation of measures in a manner that is most relevant to clinicians and graduate students. Each chapter makes use of extensive case material in order to highlight issues of applicability.
Seeds of Silence
|Author||: R. Melvin Keiser|
|Publsiher||: John Hunt Publishing|
|Total Pages||: 320|
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R. Melvin Keiser delves into the depths of Quaker spirituality and their philosophy, showing us that we require silence to unlock our relationship with God. Seeds of Silence: Essays in Quaker Spirituality and Philosophical Theology questions the modern world's addiction to distractions and instant gratification, and leads us toward a semi-forgotten Christian tradition of contemplative thinking.
Broken Changed Rearranged
|Author||: Liesl Hays|
|Publsiher||: Morgan James Publishing|
|Total Pages||: 167|
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Liesl Hays once believed her deepest, darkest secret would destroy her life. Then, one afternoon she was sitting across from her manager in a translucent glass office and the words she feared most exited her superior’s mouth. How could a 34-year old with a successful corporate career, doting husband, and amazing children be one secret away from blowing up her life? In this powerful self-development book, Broken, Changed and Rearranged, Liesl reveals what happens when the worst part of life is on public display and how crisis was the bottom, she needed to find herself. Perhaps you are carrying around stories that are left untold. These carefully edited chapters in your life feel impossibly heavy. In the silence, these stories are a constant reminder you are never free. You are captive to a fear that constantly rests inside your stomach, “What happens when they know?” Are you ready to step outside the silence and set yourself free? In Broken, Changed and Rearranged, you will learn to: • Own your story so it no longer has power over you or those you love • Identify beliefs and patterns that led you to choose your destructive stories • Listen deeply to your inner voice and respect its wisdom • Align your life priorities to what you care deeply about • And MOSTLY...not allow un-important voices to shape your life
Strategy Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities Second Edition
|Author||: Robert Reid|
|Publsiher||: Guilford Publications|
|Total Pages||: 321|
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"Practical and accessible, this book provides the first step-by-step guide to cognitive strategy instruction, which has been shown to be one of the most effective instructional techniques for students with learning problems. Presented are proven strategies that students can use to improve their self-regulated learning, study skills, and performance in specific content areas, including written language, reading, and math. Clear directions for teaching the strategies in the elementary or secondary classroom are accompanied by sample lesson plans and many concrete examples. Enhancing the book's hands-on utility are more than 20 reproducible worksheets and forms"--
A Family Disease
|Author||: Dana Lorene Creighton|
|Total Pages||: 202|
|Genre||: Body, Mind & Spirit|
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Dana Creighton and her mother both were affected by the same inherited cerebellar degeneration, known as ataxia--a loss of control over body movements. Both were treated by a healthcare system that failed them in different ways. Yet their experiences were disparate. Creighton eventually found the right tools to piece together meaning in her life; her mother resisted accepting her condition, in part because doctors repeatedly said nothing was wrong with her. Twenty-five years after her mother's suicide, Creighton's memoir finds striking similarities and differences in their lives and traces a lineage of family trauma. Drawing on research in neuroplasticity, medical records, personal correspondence and genealogy, the author highlights the gap between the lived experience of a debilitating ailment and the impersonal aims of clinicians. She shows how the stories parents tell themselves about living with a genetic disorder influences how they communicate it to their children.
Women Times Three
|Author||: Kathleen Gregory Klein|
|Publsiher||: Popular Press|
|Total Pages||: 180|
|Genre||: Literary Criticism|
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The essays' authors are not only widely published scholar-critics of mystery/detective fiction but also dedicated fans of the genre. Familiar with the full scope of mystery fiction, they bring insight and enthusiasm to their writing.
A Tale of Boxes
|Author||: Robert T. Latham|
|Publsiher||: Wheatmark, Inc.|
|Total Pages||: 437|
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Every one of us lives in a box. This box determines what we see and what we do not see. It tells us who to love and hate. What to fight for. How to live. Who we are. Our boxes -- the collection of stories we tell about ourselves and the world -- create the human drama. Whether you become a pawn in this drama or take control of your destiny depends on the ability to answer two questions: Why is my box the way it is? How can I transform it? By examining the forces that have shaped your most deeply held beliefs, this book challenges you to think outside the box that society has provided for you ... ... and begin writing your own story.
|Author||: Lisa Olivera|
|Publsiher||: Simon and Schuster|
|Total Pages||: 256|
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Growing up, Olivera knew she was adopted and later learned she was abandoned. She believed that something must have been wrong with her to cause her mother to abandon her. With the help of a therapist she began to tell herself a better story. Here she shows we can reframe our stories so we can remember that we are already enough, just as we are. By integrating all the parts of who we were, who we are, and who we want to be, we can live a more whole and meaningful life. -- adapted from jacket.
The Neurofeedback Solution
|Author||: Stephen Larsen|
|Publsiher||: Simon and Schuster|
|Total Pages||: 424|
|Genre||: Health & Fitness|
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A guide to neurofeedback for better physical and mental health as well as greater emotional balance, cognitive agility, and creativity • Provides easy-to-understand explanations of different neurofeedback methods--from the LENS technique to Z-score training • Explains the benefits of this therapy for anxiety, depression, autism, ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, brain injuries, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and many other ailments • Explores how to combine neurofeedback with breathwork, mindfulness, meditation, and attention-control exercises such as Open Focus What is neurofeedback? How does it work? And how can it help me or my family? In this guide to neurofeedback, psychologist and neurofeedback clinician Stephen Larsen examines the countless benefits of neurofeedback for diagnosing and treating many of the most debilitating and now pervasive psychological and neurological ailments, including autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, stroke, brain injury, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Surveying the work of neurofeedback pioneers, Larsen explains the techniques and advantages of different neurofeedback methods--from the LENS technique and HEG to Z-score training and Slow Cortical Potentials. He reveals evidence of neuroplasticity--the brain’s ability to grow new neurons—and shows how neurofeedback can nourish the aging brain and help treat degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s and strokes. Examining the different types of brain waves, he shows how to recognize our own dominant brainwave range and thus learn to exercise control over our mental states. He explains how to combine neurofeedback with breathwork, mindfulness, meditation, and attention-control exercises such as Open Focus. Sharing successful and almost miraculous case studies of neurofeedback patients from a broad range of backgrounds, including veterans and neglected children, this book shows how we can nurture our intimate relationship with the brain, improving emotional, cognitive, and creative flexibility as well as mental health.
Let the Dark Flower Blossom
|Author||: Norah Labiner|
|Publsiher||: Coffee House Press|
|Total Pages||: 359|
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An existential murder mystery about two rival writers willing to do anything—lie, steal, kill—to get the perfect story.
Mothers Sex And Sexuality
|Author||: Michelle Walks|
|Publsiher||: Demeter Press|
|Total Pages||: 230|
|Genre||: Social Science|
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Mothers, Sex, and Sexuality talks about things not normally dared spoken out loud—the interconnectedness and conflict between our parental and sexual selves, the taboo of the sexual mother, and why it matters so much to shatter it. What is it about the sexual mother that is incompatible, and at times even disturbing? Why are we threatened by maternal sexuality? And what does this tell us about the structures of gender and power that govern our bodies? Mothers, Sex, and Sexuality presents a rigorous academic analysis of the myriad ways in which the sexual/maternal divide affects women, birthing people, and those of us who assume or are ascribed the title "mother". We examine the way we as mothers talk to our daughters about sex, the way we talk about sex in a cultural context, and the deafening silence around sex in a medical system that overlooks maternal sexuality. We return repeatedly to the impact of both Christianity and Hinduism on the mother as someone to be revered but tightly controlled. We embrace the lost eroticism of mothering and hail breastfeeding as a sexual maternal practice, arguing for a new, broader, feminist understanding of sexuality. We discuss the way fat mothers destabalise the heteronormative maternal model, the way kinky queers are reconfiguring the sexual/maternal divide through erotic role-play, and we explore the strange, intense, and romantic domestic relationship that springs up between mothers and nannies—two heterosexual women trapped together in a homoerotic triangulation of need and desire. In a titillating climax we revel in the sexual maternal as embodied through performance art, poetry, installations, and comedy, disrupting queer readings of bodies as we are invited to both fuck, and fuck with, the maternal. This book boldly provides both a challenge to the patriarchal constraints of motherhood and a racy road-map escape route out of the sexual-maternal dichotomy.
Does Dream Change Everything
|Author||: M. S. Pavan Kumar|
|Publsiher||: M. S. Pavan Kumar|
|Total Pages||: 70|
|Genre||: Juvenile Fiction|
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Here is one of the finest fictional stories collection, that you must read it. When I was reading the bio of this book I felt like those incidents and views are damn true and original. The narration was being very well with the curious actions involved by the writer. This book was completely about the dreams that would change your life if you could feel then it was your book. just read it you might know what I am saying for and what you are looking for. All about those dreams how changed the life of the characters involved. This feels very good while reading it and I am damn sure it won't regret your hopes and it will help you through the journey feel so amazing.
Hope in the Morning
|Author||: Michael G.|
|Publsiher||: Xulon Press|
|Total Pages||: 222|
|Genre||: Biography & Autobiography|
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Michael grew up under the crushing hand of an abusive alcoholic father. As an altar boy, he suffered mental and emotional abuse at the hands of the clergy. Soon, Michael turned his back on the church - and God - for over 20 years. Unfortunately God's presence took a back seat to his anger, resentment and disappointment. It was during this period he indulged in many self-destructive behaviors. But he never forgot the "God of his youth," and a relationship that nourished and protected him when he was very young. Twenty years go by, and Michael is married and fully invested in his chosen profession, yet still angry at God. It was in the rooms of Al-Anon where Michael rediscovered his faith in a God that cares and began the challenging journey back to the "God of his youth." But God wasn't through with Michael. In 1985, having a profound spiritual experience, he rededicated his life to the Lord, accepting God's forgiveness, mercy and grace for his past indiscretions. The Scriptures became alive to him. He devoured the Scriptures at every opportunity. Since then, he has been in leadership in various churches. But God had more blessings for Michael. He hit another bottom when his attorney job ended. Shortly after that he attended Sierra Tucson for treatment of his codependency, grief and other unresolved issues. This was another turning point in his life. Michael uses his experience as a lawyer and Christian Life Coach to be of greater service to others. Since 1998, Michael runs "The Serenity Shack," a sober living home for men. Michael lives in Long Beach, CA. Taking his Australian Shepherd, Oreo, for her run is the favorite part of his (and her) day. He can be contacted at [email protected].
Blues in the Dark
|Author||: Raymond Benson|
|Publsiher||: Simon and Schuster|
|Total Pages||: 336|
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From the New York Times bestselling and internationally acclaimed author comes a Hollywood crime drama set in the 1940s and present day that tackles racism, sexism, and murder. Karissa Glover is a movie producer who moves into a decrepit but functional old mansion in the West Adams Heights area of Los Angeles, where black celebrities of yesteryear—Hattie McDaniel, Louise Beavers, and others—once resided. The former owner was a white actress, Blair Kendrick, who often starred as the "bad girl"—a femme fatale—in films noirof the 1940s. However, Blair’s career was cut short when she was tragically killed by the mob after allegedly witnessing the slaying of a corrupt studio head in 1949. As Karissa and her producing partner decide to develop a modern film noir about Blair Kendrick, malevolent forces from the past attempt to stop them—first with intimidation, and then with the thread of murder. Is this because Karissa has learned that Blair was involved in a then-taboo interracial relationship with jazz musician Hank Marley? What really happened on the night that death struck in a dimly lit studio mogul’s office? The consequences of Blair and Hank’s doomed love affair still resonate in the present day as Karissa attempts to unravel Blair’s secrets. Seeping with mystery, intrigue, Hollywood history, and forbidden romance, Blues in the Dark is Raymond Benson at his most insightful and page-turning best.